This Summer, Pianos Will Pop Up All Over Paris

This Summer, Pianos Will Pop Up All Over Paris

After a successful debut in 2012, a fun and innovative concept is coming back to Paris this summer. ‘Play Me I’m Yours‘ is an international event during which a number of pianos are installed in strategic locations throughout the city. For the Paris 2013 edition, 60 specially customized pianos, each one designed by a different artist, will be implanted in 60 different locations.

From June 14 until July 9, 2013, guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg will be able to hunt for one of these unmistakable pianos during their trip to Paris. Created by Englishman Luke Jerram in 2008, the ‘Play Me I’m Yours’ concept has been taken to cities across the globe, enabling novices and professionals alike to tickle the ivories as they please.

In addition to offering free access to 60 pianos throughout the city, Play Me I’m Yours is also organizing 40 mini concerts for spectators to enjoy. Locations where pianos can be found include the Galerie Vivienne, Montmartre, numerous parks and gardens, and the Forum des Halles. Of course, half the fun is discovering a piano in a place that you did not expect.

Other activities have also been planned for this event, like a ‘living workshop’ at the Forum des Halles on June 14 and 18 that will enable members of the public to add their own artistic touches to a few decorated pianos. Plus, at the foot of the Pont de Suffren next to the Seine, musicians will gather on the occasion of the Fête de la Musique on June 21 in order to show what they can do with these pianos.

Whether visitors want to play themselves or simply admire the musical talents of others, Play Me I’m Yours is a one-of-a-kind collaborative musical event that has already conquered the hearts of Parisians.